Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Most Basic Of Golf Equipment - Golf Balls

Regardless of how good a golfer an individual is, he or she will not be able to play the golf game without golf balls. While it is obvious that golfers need to have balls in order to play, many questions may come up regarding what type of golf balls are best.

This can be a tricky subject because it really depends on the tastes of the individual golfer, including what he or she expects from a golf ball and how much money he or she can put toward buying the balls. Some golfers will play only with one brand of ball, no matter what. They will simply refuse to play with any other brand of golf ball. They do not consider the cost of the balls at all because they must have this certain brand or they will not play. This represents a rather extreme view, however.

Beginners to the golf game should forget anything they might have heard about brands or types of balls because they are going to lose a lot of their balls while learning the game. Beginners should buy balls that are sold in bulk, about 50 balls to a
bag. These are generally recycled balls that have been found on courses. These used balls are generally brand name balls, but it does not really matter. Beginning golfers need to learn how to hit the ball straight and out of the woods, so they will go through hundreds of balls before they get the hang of it. They should buy balls in bulk.

As golfers improve in the game, they can move up to a better grade of golf ball. This does not mean they should visit the nearly supply facility and purchase the most costly ball available. They should think balance the price of the ball with their skill level. If a player tends to slice the ball or hits the top of the ball with the club, he or she should stick with cheaper balls not the recycled ones, but new and inexpensive ones.

Theoretically, a player improves by playing more, and the more he or she plays, the better he or she gets. As their skill level rises, golfers can begin to experiment with different brands of balls to determine which types they like best. Golfers should think about the type of course they will use the balls on as well.


This arcle is written by Kenneth Scott
You can visit his website HERE

This article can also be found at Discovery Articles


Why Buy Used Golf Balls?

Why should you spend good money on used golf balls? Golfers spend millions of dollars
every year on buying new golf balls. There are dozens of brands and varieties out there. And there is only one thing that separates a brand new ball from a used one. Do you know what that is?

The first shot. That is right, as soon as you tee up a brand new golf ball, take your backswing and follow through after hit the ball with your driver, it becomes used. Every golf ball becomes a used golf ball after the first shot. So when a neighborhood kid comes along and wants to sell you an egg carton full of pre-owned balls for your golf game, why should you buy from him?

Let's face it. There many different grades and conditions of used golf balls. Some have cuts, others scuffs, club marks, dings, discoloration or even water marks. Some are so dirty you can read the brand name. Never buy a dirty golf ball. You don't know what blemishes the dirt is hiding.

Here are the top five reasons people to buy high quality used golf balls:

1. If you are like most people, used balls offer you a good bargain. You can get name brand balls for less. For example, instead of paying $40 for a dozen Titleist, you can buy 12 high grade used Titleists for
under $15. Bridgestone golf balls can cost up to $5.00 a ball when brand new. You can get nearly perfect used Bridgestone ones for as little as $2 each.

2. Used golf balls give you the chance to play a second ball, to try a shot over, without playing an expensive, brand new ball. So, when you know that you could have hit that first shot better, try another one -- as long as you keep the pace of play.

3. Used golf balls give you peace of mind when you are playing a water hole. It's a lot easier on your wallet if you hit a bad shot and lose a ball in the water, than if you hit a brand new one.

4. The same things goes for out-of-bound holes or ones with deep rough, thick trees or lots of gorse. If you tend to slice or hook your tee shot, playing a used golf ball saves you money instead of losing a new ball.

5. Used golf balls are excellent for practice rounds or even practicing in your back yard. Plastic practice balls do only so much. If you are chipping or using a wedge, you get a better feeling when you use a real ball. And if you practice with used balls, you don't have to worry about scuffing them up in practice.

You can buy used golf balls online to get the best deal, selection and value for your money. Just make sure that you can tell that you are getting excellent quality from a reputable seller.


This article is written by Dave Pipitone.
You may visit his website here

This article can also be found in Discovery Articles